In this guide we will show you step by step how to easily and quickly deploy a WordPress site, along with a development site for that same WordPress site in only a few clicks!

Start out by logging into cPanel via the BigScoots Portal (How do I log into cPanel from the portal?)

 

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Towards the bottom of cPanel, you will see the WordPress auto installer icon, select that.
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Select the blue Install button on the next screen.

 

 

bigscoots-cpwp3Everything on the next screen is self explanatory BUT the 3rd option “In Directory”, it will be prefilled with ‘wp’. Empty the box otherwise your WP install will be located at
http://yourwebsite.com/wp.
For security purposes, change the table

prefix as well.

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As it states, Congrats! 🙂 Now, lets create your dev environment.  In the middle of the screen, click on Return to Overview.

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Towards the bottom right you will now see your live install, click on the Clone icon.

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The only thing to change here is the “In Directory”, I chose ‘dev’ so the dev site will load on http://yourwebsite.com/dev.

 

Click Clone Installation.

 

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Once again, Congrats! 🙂

Click Return to Overview

 

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You now have both your live and dev site all ready to go, simple right? I know!

 

Some things to note:

  • The dev site when cloned creates a new database so changes made to either site will not reflect on the other.
  • Security is always important, make sure to secure your admin login with a .htaccess login

Posted by Justin Catello